Lab Personnel

Current Lab Members

Wannaporn Ittiprsasert, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, focusing on functional genomics of schistosomes and other parasitic flatworms.



   Victoria Mann, PhD

   Research Assistant Professor



Dr. Matty Knight 

Adjunct Professor, GW


Apisit Chaidee

M.D./PhD. student and visitor scholar from Khon Kaen University Thailand; Royal Golden Jubilee scholarship award


Shannon Karinshak, MPHTM

Laboratory technician


Michael Smith

Ph.D. candidate


Chris Wellman



Katie Pendo

M.S. student, Department of Biochemistry, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences


Brandon HaugenBrandon Haugen

M.S. student in Molecular Carcinogenesis, University of the District of Columbia

Former Lab Members

Sergey Iordanskiy, Ph.D., M.S.

Senior Research Scientist


Christina Cochran

Ph.D. candidate, GW Institutional Biomedical Sciences Program


Kelly Unikas

Master's student, GW Milken Institute School of Public Health


Dr. Irina Saltykova

Fulbright Scholar; from the Siberian State Medical University, Tomsk, Russia


Pitchaya Matchimakul, DVM

Visiting Scientist
(Royal Golden Jubilee Scholar, Khon Kaen University, Thailand)

Hongbin Yan, Ph.D

Visiting Scientist
(Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science,  Gansu Province, China)

Arporn (Koi) Wangwiwatsin, PhD candidate

Visiting Scientist
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire CB10 1SA, United Kingdom

Yong Zhou, MD

Visting scientist
Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery,
West China Hospital, Sichuan University,
37 Guo Xue Rd., Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, China.

Rafael Nacif Pimenta, visiting scientist, is investigating host-parasite interactions inBiomphalaria glabrata, the major intermediate host snail of Schistosoma mansoni in Brazil. Rafael, now undertaking a visit of 12 months duration to our lab, is enrolled as a Ph.D. candidate at Fiocruz Minas, Centro de Pesquisas ‘Rene Rachou’, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.